A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England

by Suzannah Lipscomb

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A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England Synopsis

Join historian Suzannah Lipscomb as she reveals the hidden secrets of palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys to uncover the stories of Tudor England. From the famous palace at Hampton Court where dangerous court intrigue was rife, to less well-known houses, such as Anne Boleyn's childhood home at Hever Castle or Tutbury Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, follow in the footsteps of the Tudors in the places that they knew. In the corridors of power and the courtyards of country houses we meet the passionate but tragic Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII's last wife, Lady Jane Grey the nine-day queen, and hear how Sir Walter Raleigh planned his trip to the New World. This lively and engaging book reveals the rich history of the Tudors and paints a vivid and captivating picture of what it would have been like to live in Tudor England.

A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England Press Reviews

'A genuinely useful and discriminating guide for all Tudor fans. Full of fascinating true stories... it helps us see the world as the Tudors must have seen it' -- Hilary Mantel

 

'Lipscomb is an eloquent tour-guide, and each of her 50 destinations allows her deftly to unfold a different chapter of Tudor history ... As a pocket-guide to the dynasty of brutes, this is as good as it gets' Spectator

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ISBN: 9780091960223
Publication date: 29/01/2015
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780091960223
Publication date: 29th January 2015
Author: Suzannah Lipscomb
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,
Categories: Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides,

About Suzannah Lipscomb

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is an historian, broadcaster and award-winning academic. She holds a BA (Hons) First in History and M.St. in Historical Research from Lincoln College, Oxford, and a D.Phil. in History from Balliol College, Oxford. Following posts as Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace, and Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of East Anglia, she is now Convenor for History and Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities, London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Suzannah has presented historical documentaries on BBC4, ITV, Channel 5 and National Geographic ...

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